Restoring Fisheries for Sustainable Livelihoods in Lake Malawi (REFRESH)

The summary for the Restoring Fisheries for Sustainable Livelihoods in Lake Malawi (REFRESH) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Malawi USAID Lilongwe, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Restoring Fisheries for Sustainable Livelihoods in Lake Malawi (REFRESH): The purpose of the REFRESH activity is to conserve the freshwater biodiversity of Lake Malawi by restoring the natural fisheries productivity in the lakeshore districts of Karonga, Rumphi, Likoma, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dedza and Mangochi. Its sub-purposes are: a) the targeted Lake Malawi aquatic habitats are healthy and well-managed; b) the endemic fish populations of targeted parts of Lake Malawi are healthy and self-sustaining; and c) the fisheries in the targeted parts of Lake Malawi are managed sustainably by 2024. The REFRESH activity will aim to achieve the following outcomes; Outcome 1 - Fisheries governance and regulatory framework strengthened; Outcome 2 - Ecosystem-based fisheries management improved; Outcome 3 - Decentralization of fisheries management strengthened; Outcome 4 - Commercialization of conservation enterprises to counter unsustainable fishing catalyzed and supported; and Outcome 5 - CDCS priorities for integration advanced.
Federal Grant Title: Restoring Fisheries for Sustainable Livelihoods in Lake Malawi (REFRESH)
Federal Agency Name: Malawi USAID Lilongwe (USAID-MLW)
Grant Categories: Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 72061219RFA00002
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 29th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: May 29th, 2019
Posted Date: March 13th, 2019
Creation Date: March 13th, 2019
Archive Date: June 28th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $12,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $12,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $11,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 13th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. USAID/Malawi welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. It is a requirement that the organization is legally registered in the country of Malawi. If the applicant is a U.S. Organization and it is not registered in the country at the time of the award, the registration process should be completed during the first year of project implementation or sooner. USAID/Malawi may not award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifier and SAM requirements.
Grant Announcement Contact
Paul Martin
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